UMKC Spirit Squads
For information relating to the dance team, contact Michele Talley at email@example.com.
For information about the cheerleading squad, contact Nadia Cruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-15 Cheerleading Squad Tryout Information:
Thank you for your interest in the UMKC spirit squad for the 2014-2015 season. We are looking for candidates who can lead a crowd, are enthusiastic, energetic and good leaders. They must possess good communication skills and leadership qualities in order to represent the University and their teams.
Our squad consists of both all girl and coed stunt groups. You have the ability to tryout for one or more positions (i.e. All girl top and base) on the team that suits you best. While tumbling is not a requirement it is strongly recommended that you have at least a standing back hand spring or better. Below are the stunting requirements for the team.
*Straight up extension
*Ground up Lib
* Full down from an extended stunt
* Toss/ Walk in Hands
*Toss/Walk in Hands to extended position(extension, lib, arabesque,etc)
* Full down
Tryouts will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:00am in Pierson Auditorum. In order to be eligible to tryout for the squad you need to be accepted into the UMKC for the fall 2014 semester.
Attire for tryouts:
Girls: white top and black shorts. Hair must be out of your face. Light, natural makeup is encouraged.
Gentlemen: white top and black shorts. Hair must be well groomed including facial hair.
You will need to complete a UMKC Cheer Squad application. There is a $25 dollar application fee. You may pay this fee the day of tryouts by cash, check, or money orders. You will need to bring a copy of your health insurance card in order to tryout. Please submit a recent head shot with your application that WILL NOT BE RETURNED on the day of tryouts.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact Dawn Todd.